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We’re recruiting: volunteers

Light Sheffield is a peer-support charity that supports mums with postnatal depression and other mental illness around childbirth.  This is a great opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Approximately one thousand women in Sheffield suffer from depression or anxiety relating to childbirth every year.

Could you use your own experience of postnatal depression or anxiety to offer much needed peer support to these mums and their families?

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Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help facilitate a peer support group in Sheffield, Rotherham or Doncaster, or be a ‘buddy’ for a family, and make a difference?

If so we’d love to hear from you – please contact Ellie or Josanne on volunteers@lightsheffield.org.uk or call us 0114 438 8962

 

 

Service User Forum!

Come along to our Service User Forum next week!

Our next Service User Forum will take place at the Bentley Family Hub Doncaster.

Drop in with your children on Thursday 16th May between 1pm and 3pm to find out about us and have your say in the support we offer to families.

We will bring the tea, cake, activities and friendly faces – see you there!

Please let us know if you would like to come by dropping us an email at: contactus@lightsheffield.org.uk

We hope to see you there!

We are hiring!

P/T Peer Support Co-ordinator

We are recruiting a part time Peer Support Co-ordinator to cover Rotherham and Doncaster.

This role will involve recruiting, co-ordinating and managing volunteers.  The post holder will facilitate groups, drop ins and service user forums on behalf of Light.  The post holder will work with the local community and Perinatal Services to facilitate service user engagement and involvement with Light Groups and 1:1 Peer Support.  The postholder will contribute to monitoring and feedback of the work.

A role description and person specification can be found below:

Job Description

Light Application Form

No CVs accepted – this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th May 2019 at 9am

Service User Forum

Come along to our Service User Forum next month!

The forum will be held on Monday 11th February from 9.30am – 11.30am in the Garden Room at Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham S65 2AA.

There are developments being made to perinatal support across Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham and we would like to hear from families with lived experience of perinatal services.

Do you have ideas about how we could better care for families? Please come along and share them with us!

The room will be set up like a parent + baby group and children are most welcome. Refreshments will be provided and we can reimburse parking costs on the day (£1 per hour)

Please let us know if you would like to come by dropping us an email at: contactus@lightsheffield.org.uk or calling on 0114 438 8962.

We hope to see you there

Light Xmas Quiz

Come along to our Christmas extravaganza!

Held at Regather and starting at 7pm with arrival drinks available from the bar with locally brewed ale, we will have a pub quiz, pies and a proper disco! All funds raised will go to Light and supporting the families of South Yorkshire. Please join us for a fun filled evening!

Tickets available here:

https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/893-have-a-light-christmas?fbclid=IwAR2seDN5Ul1aqg3E-6f2VlSyX6LOswxOd0IHPvf56gRJmI2J_ZtiutbEswM

Self care and support

We are so excited to be able to giving out these beautiful Lush pamper packs to our mums at group this week. We often talk about this importance of self-care and what we can do to look after ourselves – physically, mentally and emotionally. We really want to be able to help mums to do this as much as we can and so these donations from Lush in Sheffield are so gratefully received. They contain a massage bar, bath bomb and face mask all neatly packaged in a beautiful hair knot wrap.

If you are pregnant or have young children and are finding things tough, please do get in touch with us, we are here to support you.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came and who supported us with our birthday event last Saturday, we were overwhelmed with the amount of clothes and toys donated to us. We had a great raffle, much fun for the children and lots of tea and cake! Thanks again for all your support!

Light Birthday Celebration – Sat 30th June!

We are holding our 8th birthday celebrations at our Nearly New Children’s Clothes Sale on Saturday 30th June at St Thomas Philadelphia, Gilpin Street, S6 3BL

There will be loads to do for all the family including soft play for the children, lots of children’s clothes, books and toys for sale as well as refreshments and a great raffle. We are being joined by Weleda who will be offering free hand massages and there will be lots more too!

We would love as may people as possible to join us so tell your friends and family and come along!

 

London Marathon 2018 – Neil did it!

Here are some pictures of our fantastic supporter and amazing runner Neil who ran the London Marathon raising over £3,000 for Light.

It was the hottest marathon on record, yet Neil kept going through the pain still smiling despite needing some medical treatment at the end.

We want to thank Neil, his family and every single person who supported him and Light. You are all amazing and the money raised is going to make a real difference to the support we are able to offer mums and families across Sheffield and beyond – thank you!

Please Vote for Light

Please, please, please vote for us!!
Help us get to the finals of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We need you to help us try to win funding to open a Light Family Counselling and Creche Centre to support more mums and their families across Sheffield.
By registering your details at the link below you will receive 10 votes to use to vote for the project of your choice – we would love you to give them to us!
https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/vot…/project/view/17-5745